News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As President Trump began addressing the nation Tuesday evening, he said, “Good evening” to the camera, drawing an immediate flurry of fact checks from publications all across the country.
The New York Times pointed out that the meaning of the phrase was vague and that Trump could have meant any one of several things by the statement. Finally, they concluded that since Trump stubbornly insists on existing in our plane of reality, the statement that the evening was “good” in any way couldn’t possibly be true:
Image: The New York Times
CNN, meanwhile, fact-checked the concept of “good” altogether. “Hold it right there,” one anchor said, pausing the broadcast to interject his comments. “What is this hateful, absolute, objective idea of good that Trump’s talking about here? Correct me if I’m wrong, Brian, but it seems to me that Trump is advocating for a national religion and the execution of all Muslims with this statement.”
Go here to read the rest. As I have observed before, the problem for satirists these day is that reality tends to be more satirical than they are. Case in point, by Don Surber:
CBS decided to help Democrats by fact-checking in real time President Trump’s address on the need for a wall.
CBS reported, “Fact check: Number of women sexually assaulted on trip to border.
“CLAIM: The president claimed one in three women have been sexually assaulted traveling to the border.
“FACT CHECK: Between 60 percent and 80 percent of female migrants traveling through Mexico are raped along the way, Amnesty International estimates.”
Hilarious. Who is in charge? Ralph Wiggum?
Thanks for making the president’s point.
Go here to read the comments. What passes for journalism today among the formerly ink-stained wretches of the Fourth Estate is summed up in this phrase: Orange Man Bad.